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Knox City, Texas
Masonic Lodge in Knox City
Masonic Lodge in Knox City
Country United States
State Texas
County Knox
Area
 • Total 0.83 sq mi (2.16 km2)
 • Land 0.83 sq mi (2.16 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,529 ft (466 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,130
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,119
 • Density 1,343.34/sq mi (518.53/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
79529
Area code(s) 940
FIPS code 48-39700
GNIS feature ID 1360735

Knox City is a town in Knox County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,119 at the 2019 census.

Geography

Knox City is located at 33°25′3″N 99°48′54″W / 33.41750°N 99.81500°W / 33.41750; -99.81500 (33.417565, -99.814957).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 698
1930 906 29.8%
1940 1,127 24.4%
1950 1,489 32.1%
1960 1,805 21.2%
1970 1,536 −14.9%
1980 1,546 0.7%
1990 1,440 −6.9%
2000 1,219 −15.3%
2010 1,130 −7.3%
2019 (est.) 1,119 −1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,130 people, a decrease of 7.30% since 2000 (89 people). The racial makeup of the town was 73.54% White (831 people), 6.73% African American (76 people), 0.44% Native American (5 people), 0.18% Asian (2 people), 16.73% from other races (189 people), and 2.39% from two or more races (27 people). Hispanic or Latino of any race were 30.44% of the population (344 people).

In popular culture

Knox City and Lyndon Baty were featured in a 2014 episode of Snap Judgment on Artificial Intelligence.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Knox City has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Education

The town is served by the Knox City-O'Brien Consolidated Independent School District.

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